Writing with AI is not writing

Bugs, dogs, dinosaurs, neighborhoods, cities, countries, civilizations, planets, and, now, human creativity: They live, they die — fast, slow, brutally or gently. Generative AIs like ChatGPT, Bard, Claude, and Jasper are bringing plenty of violence and speed to the demise of writing. Or perhaps just a way of writing. Words, sentences, paragraphs, stories — making … Read more

Hegemony of the headline

The biggest barrier to telling a story is figuring out why you should tell it. When you read a headline, you should be able to determine pretty quickly why someone thought that story was worthwhile. That’s a problem. Real conversations are filled with things beside Grand Statements Concerning Important Matters (GSCIM). There are empty noises … Read more